GULFPORT, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Truck Showrooms believes that the recent statement by presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, “We could do incredible things… we can build a state-of-the-art rail system, which takes trucks off the road…” is a notion that is ill conceived, reckless, and fraught with many impossibilities, as it pertains to the transportation industry. Whether it is the food we eat, the clothes we wear, or any other household good purchased by the American consumer, all of these products were delivered by one of the nation’s 3.5 million truckers.
The majority of all shipments of goods in the U.S. are based on a “Just In Time” inventory management system, which cannot be accomplished by any means other than by truck. Few retail establishments in the United States have access to delivery by rail, and no other logistical system, short of anti-gravitational spacecraft, can compete with the efficiency and effectiveness of the semi-truck.
With its logistical limitations and its lack of flexibility, rail systems must rely on the American trucker to complete the direct delivery of their rail freight in a timely and an efficient manner. For more than a century, billions of taxpayer dollars have been thrown at an antiquated U.S. rail system, yet Bernie Sanders states that he wants to build a state-of-the-art rail system. At what cost?
Sanders’s premise is based solely on perceived environmental concerns and totally disregards the livelihoods of the millions of American truckers, their industry affiliates, and associated service companies.
At American Truck Showrooms we care about both the environment and the well-being of our nation’s truckers and their families. We have just purchased 75, Kenworth T700 semi-trucks, all equipped with the new DEF Selective Catalyst Reduction system; which reduces nitrous oxide gasses (NOx) that are harmful to the atmosphere. Couple that with greater efficiencies in aerodynamics and decreased fuel consumption, the trucking industry is leading the way in environmentally friendly technologies for better a world. American Truck Showrooms is the leader in providing America’s Truckers with the technology and the know-how to keep America rolling.
American Truck Showrooms (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.net) is a DBA of American Truck Group, LLC. The corporate headquarters is located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Entrepreneur Louis J. Normand Jr., CEO founded American Truck Group, LLC. in 2001. The company currently has over 75 employees and manages a fleet of over 400 late model Class 8 semitrucks. The selection of trucks includes Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, and Freightliner. The company also offers maintenance, repair and customization services.